Stoffregen quoted in on new concept for treating motion sickness

Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory, was quoted in an article in the “Could These Glasses Cure Your Motion Sickness?”  describes a new concept, Boarding Glasses, created by a French company to alleviate the effects of motion sickness by creating an artificial horizon when worn. Stoffregen, who has pioneered the theory that keeping the body stable is the key to mitigating the effects of motion sickness, is skeptical that technology can be a remedy. He points out that proven remedies involve actually looking at the horizon.

Stoffregen says in the article: “One thing that demonstrably does help for seasickness is to get up on deck and look at the actual horizon. In automobiles, I say sit in front and look out the window. Don’t look at the grass going by—look at the horizon. Also, sit down and use the headrest.”

The glasses will not be available for several months.

Dr. Stoffregen